Faculty in the News

Toronto HomeShare pilot project launched by Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen

Toronto Life magazine interviews Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen on helping seniors rent their spare rooms to students

Toronto HomeShare is a pilot project that aims to address the city’s affordable housing crisis by matching seniors with students. Dr. Raza M. Mirza is a sessional lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Andrea Austen is the City of Toronto project lead on the Toronto Seniors Strategy.


Prof. Shelley Craig receives SSHRC Partnership Grant

  Prof. Shelley L. Craig and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto […]

Prof. David Brennan receives Canadian Association of HIV Research award

  Professor David Brennan, director of CRUISElab, received the Excellence in Research Award-Social Sciences at the annual […]

Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova track fetal alcohol syndrome


FIFSW instructors, Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova spoke on TVO’s, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Prof. Toula Kourgiantakis is the 2017-18 recipient of the FIFSW Teaching Award

  Dr. Toula Kourgiantakis was selected as the 2017-18 recipient by the Teaching Award Committee. A certificate […]

Professor Marion Bogo recipient of Memorial University honorary degree

  We are excited to announce that Memorial University will be awarding an Honorary Degree to Professor […]

Prof. Faye Mishna report on teens and sexting


FIFSW Dean and Professor Faye Mishna discusses the new report and the ethical considerations of teens and sexting with Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning.

Prof. Barbara Fallon uses data to help front-line workers


For over 20 years, Dr. Barbara Fallon, Associate Professor in the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work has been gathering data, both provincially and nationally, to help front-line workers address the needs of kids in the child welfare system.

In one study, she and her co-authors found that just four per cent of maltreatment cases involved physical abuse requiring medical attention. They suggested child welfare services may be focusing on rapid intervention to prevent physical harm instead of a broader assessment of a child’s needs.

More recently, she and her colleagues have looked at the overrepresentation of First Nations children in care. The rate of child maltreatment investigations is more than four times higher among First Nations children, the researchers found, using data from 2008. “The root cause is colonialism,” she says.

Fallon gathers information knowing that behind the statistics are real children and families in need of support.

Kenn Richard honoured with the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award

  KENN RICHARD – Founding Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Kenn receives this Award for […]

UofT VP and Provost Cheryl Regehr to receive honorary degree from Wilfrid Laurier University

Cheryl Regehr, University of Toronto’s vice-president and provost, will be awarded an honorary degree at Wilfrid Laurier University today for her work as a community builder, social worker, educator and researcher.

Professor Faye Mishna, dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and U of T President Meric Gertler, nominated Regehr for the honour, calling her a “mental health champion” and praising her impressive career as a social worker and academic.